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Eighth graders obtain information about the President's Cabinet by using a template, and exploring the bookmarked Internet sites.
In this presidential cabinet worksheet, students read the 15 descriptions of Cabinet positions and match them to the appropriate titles.
Students, as Cabinet members, "advise" the President on one current pressing problem or concern facing their department or post. They prepare an Action Plan with possible alternative courses of action that meets budget constraints.
Young scholars examine the Federal Confirmation Process for filling cabinet members by completing a confirmation process flow chart. They research the process, and participate in a mock Confirmation Process.
Pupils analyze the career of Ulysses S. Grant. In this Grant presidency instructional activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Grant's presidency. Pupils respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture and then participate in an activity.
In this President's Cabinet worksheet, learners research the internet and write the major responsibilities and budget of the departments in the Cabinet. Students complete 18 sections.
Young scholars research responsibilities, programs and government departments of leaders that make up the presidential cabinet, in the form of a Web Exploration, after reading "Dueling Power Centers" from The New York Times.
Students examine the life of President Gerald R. Ford. After reading an article, they discuss his legacy. They collect articles written during his time in office and examine the key issues of his presidency. They write an article about how they feel legacies should be portrayed of a political figure.
Students examine the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy. They explore various websites, listen to a State of the Union address, and write a letter to the President of the United States.
Students explore web site of Executive Branch of the United States Government, focusing on responsibilities of the Cabinet members.
Students examine the roles and responsibilites of the president of the U.S. They identify and discuss the three branches of U.S. government, view and discuss a White House Photo essay online, and create a class book entitled, 'If I Were President.'
Young scholars identify specific examples demonstrating how present-day White House reflects duties, powers, and privileges of the office of President, and compare and contrast Thomas Jefferson's Monticello with the White House.
New! A Very Big Branch
Through detailed secondary source reading material and an interactive "true/false" activity, learners discover the depth and complexity of the executive branch in the United States government. Topics covered include executive departments, law enforcement, and how executive agencies are enforced and regulated.
Young scholars examine five president's reasons for entering into a war. Using the text, they answer questions and discuss their answers with the class. They also examine President Bush's reasons for going to war in Iraq and how that compares with other president's decisions to go to war.
Students explore the role of President of the United States. In this executive branch lesson, students play an online game that requires them to consider the needs of Americans as they act as president.
Students explore the responsibilities of the President. In this U.S. government lesson, students examine the provided sources related to the President' s roles as Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Jurist, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator, Chief Politician, and Commander in Chief. Students use the provided worksheet to analyze the job requirements of the President.
In this Gerald Ford learning exercise, learners read a 3 page excerpt on the life, career and death of President Gerald R. Ford. They then use the information they read to answer 8 multiple choice questions. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
Students consider how George Washington influenced the presidency. In this presidential history worksheet, students discuss the precedents Washington set and analyze a letter that Washington sent to James Madison.
Young scholars explore time period and events surrounding George Washington's inauguration, demonstrate how Washington set precedent for each action he took as American Republic's new president, and compare and contrast traditions and events of 1789 inaugural with most recent presidential inauguration.
Students explain the confirmation process of presidential nominees to the Cabinet. They compose a list of questions to ask at a conformation hearing.